31 Questions: Day 11

Marquessa Matthews challenged herself and other bloggers to answer 31 questions during the month of March. You should check out hers and comment below with a link if you’re playing along!


31 Questions
March 2021

March 11 – Have you ever stolen anything? (Money, candy, hearts, time?)

Jayden:  I have. One time, my friends were shoplifting cheap little things at the mall and I dropped one in a bag. I felt horrible about it! It was probably a $2 item at a crappy mall store, but I still felt bad. I also one time stole a reusable bag from a grocery store. I forget why but I was in a super hurry and the bag I grabbed had no tag on it. I ended up just walking out with it, and then I went back another time and paid for it. No one ever would have noticed, but it bothered me.

Richard: I accidentally stole a bottle of milk from the student union when I was in college. My hands were full and I slid it in my jacket pocket. I planned to take it out when I got to the register, but I got distracted and forgot. I didn’t realize until I was in class, and I never went back.

31 Questions: Day 10

Marquessa Matthews challenged herself and other bloggers to answer 31 questions during the month of March. You should check out hers and comment below with a link if you’re playing along!


31 Questions
March 2021

March 10 – Have you ever been genuinely afraid for your physical safety?

Jayden: Yes. And I have often thought of it as the beginning of a great rape story, though this wouldn’t have been consensual non-consent, so the fear was VERY real! I was going to give you a bonus story today, but I decided to save it for April’s A to Z Challenge!

Richard: A few years ago, I slipped in the shower. All I could think about while I was falling (which felt like it took like two minutes) was a girl I went to college with who broke her neck the same way. Luckily, I landed on my badonkadonk, and it absorbed most of the blow with minimal issues.

31 Questions: Day 9

Marquessa Matthews challenged herself and other bloggers to answer 31 questions during the month of March. You should check out hers and comment below with a link if you’re playing along!


31 Questions
March 2021

March 9 – Has a teacher ever changed your life? How so?

Jayden: Absolutely. My first grade teacher (who I thought hated me) recommended me for gifted. Later, I went back and worked with her class to read to the younger students and she was so nice to me. I don’t know if it was my perception or her attitude that changed, but it made a huge difference in my understanding of teachers, even at that young age.

Richard: Let me tell you about Frank Peters. Frank Peters was older than the university he taught at, and possibly the universe itself. Like most professors, he had some student advisees.

One day, one of his advisees came to his office. He was a senior, who only needed one class to graduate (because my university was terrible, and people frequently had to take an extra semester for one class.)

“What should I take, Doctor Peters?” asked the student.

And Frank Peters, whose wisdom was infinite, said, “You should take six gyms.”

This caused the young man to freak out a little, which was not unusual when Frank gave advice.

“But Doctor Peters,” he said, “What will companies say when I apply for jobs and they look at my transcripts?”

“No one looks at those anyway!” said Frank Peters. “They don’t care what courses you took, or what your GPO is,” GPO was not an abbreviation the college had used for at least a millenia. “And if they do, they’ll just think you’ll be cool to have around at the company picnic.

The student wound up taking three gyms. He got a job somewhere down south as a professional frisbee player at company picnics.

31 Questions: Day 8

Marquessa Matthews challenged herself and other bloggers to answer 31 questions during the month of March. You should check out hers and comment below with a link if you’re playing along!


31 Questions
March 2021

March 8 – Do you think you’re currently operating at 100% capacity?

Jayden: Is anyone? But I’ve been making improvements to my sleep schedule so that hopefully I can operate at better capacity.

Richard:

31 Questions: Day 7

Marquessa Matthews challenged herself and other bloggers to answer 31 questions during the month of March. You should check out hers and comment below if you’re playing along!


31 Questions
March 2021

March 7 – What was your very first job?

Jayden: I worked at a chicken wing restaurant. It was a fun first job, and I still adore wings!

Richard: I was a camp counselor. It’s still one of the best jobs I’ve ever had, and had a big effect on my path through life since then.

31 Questions: Day 5

Marquessa Matthews challenged herself and other bloggers to answer 31 questions during the month of March. You should check out hers and comment below if you’re playing along!


31 Questions
March 2021

March 5 – What’s the worst piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

Jayden: That there’s only one way to do something. There are lots of ways to do most things, and we should all embrace our differences whether it be in learning style or relationships or whatever.

Richard: One time, when I was depressed, someone got me a self help book that could basically be summarized as, “Nothing you think matters, God will just make you do whatever you’re supposed to do.” This is poor advice in general, and was especially bad in that mental state.

31 Questions: Day 4

Marquessa Matthews challenged herself and other bloggers to answer 31 questions during the month of March. You should check out hers and comment below if you’re playing along!


31 Questions
March 2021

March 4 – Are you living your life purpose — or still searching?

Jayden: I think I’ve made great strides toward finding my life purpose and living it. Many of those strides have been verrrrrry recent, too.

Richard: Definitely still searching. I don’t know what I want to be doing two years from now, let alone for the rest of my life!

31 Questions: Day 3

Marquessa Matthews challenged herself and other bloggers to answer 31 questions during the month of March. You should check out hers and comment below if you’re playing along!


31 Questions
March 2021

March 3 – Do you believe in magic? When have you felt it?

Jayden: I think in general, magic is science we just don’t understand yet. But sometimes magic is a feeling. Pieces falling into place in ways that we don’t understand yet.

Richard: One time, while talking about laundry detergent, I reached behind the couch and felt a bottle of laundry detergent. I still have it, it’s my change jar. I’m a master of detergent-mancy.

31 Questions: Day 2

Marquessa Matthews challenged herself and other bloggers to answer 31 questions during the month of March. You should check out hers and comment below if you’re playing along!


31 Questions
March 2021

March 2 – Do you have any irrational fears?

Jayden: Yes! I have a super strong fear of losing all of my writing via fire. It’s on multiple computers and backed up to the cloud, but I am deathly afraid that I’ll lose it all somehow.

Richard: I say I’m going to get fired at least twice a week. They can’t fire me, we’re already super understaffed.

31 Questions: Day 1

Marquessa Matthews challenged herself and other bloggers to answer 31 questions during the month of March. You should check out hers and comment below if you’re playing along!


31 Questions
March 2021

March 1 – What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?

Jayden: “When I’m with you, I might have to admit that I could be happy.” That might not be word for word, but it’s close enough. It was from a person who previously said they didn’t think they could ever be happy.

Richard: The other day, someone told me I was so charismatic that they had a friend whose job is to talk them out of doing whatever I tell him to do. It’s not my fault that I’m smart and sexy. My ideas all sound great because they are!